SA delegation returns from Palestine convention

South Africans need to play a role whereby they constantly remind government to act independently and impartially within the paradigm of a constitutional state, this especially in cases relating to the country’s stance on Palestinian rights. So says local attorney, Ziyaad Patel, who was amongst a South African delegation who[…]

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Zuma defends hosting Hamas leader

Hamas had evolved from a group which just wanted Israel to disappear, to accepting that they can live side by side with one other, President Jacob Zuma said in Parliament on Thursday. Zuma was explaining why South African officials and the ANC hosted Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in the country[…]

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MJC laments Muslim criticism of Hamas

While opposition from the Zionist lobby to Hamas’ South Africa tour was expected, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has expressed its dismay that individuals within the local Muslim community have criticised the long overdue visit. The group, led by the Palestinian political organisation’s leader, Khaled Meshaal were hosted by the[…]

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MJC, ANC give ‘warm’ welcome to Hamas delegation

Speaking at Wednesday’s ‘welcome rally’ for a delegation of visit Hamas officials, Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) president, Ml Ighsaan Hendricks took a more political tone in praising the ruling African National Congress(ANC) for its continued support for the Palestinian people and their struggle for liberation. The delegation, led by the[…]

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ANC WC welcomes Hamas delegation

South African President, Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is hosting Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal this week for a four-day visit that has enraged Israel. The governing party has vowed to build a long-lasting relationship with the Palestinian Islamic group and signed a letter of intent[…]

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Warm welcome for Al Quds delegation

Jubilant chants of “Bi ruh bi dam Nafdika Ya Aqsa” echoed through the halls of Darul Islam high school on Friday evening, as the South African Muslim community welcomed a five man delegation from the Al-Quds International Foundation in Lebanon. The Al Quds Banquet was the first in a week[…]

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Al Quds delegation set to visit Cape Town

A delegation of five senior representatives and trustees of the al-Quds International Foundation are set to jet into South Africa on Friday, to participate in a host of public programs across the country. The delegation, who will be visiting from the foundations head offices in Beirut, Lebanon, will be in[…]

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Syria conditions no better

A delegation of South African ulema are currently making their rounds through refugee camps in Syria as thousands are fleeing their homes to find safety from the war. Working alongside Turkish Humanitarian organisation, IHH, the director of Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF), Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams and Sheikh Igsaan Solomons from[…]

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Ulema departs for Syria

A delegation of humanitarians, from a dual initiative by the Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF) and Muslimaat Li Ajlil in Saniyah (Women in Support of Humanity), departed for Turkey on Wednesday afternoon, to distribute aid to the various refugee camps on the Syrian border. The delegation was headed by Sheikh[…]

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